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Kepler 16 Tatooine

NASA Makes 'Star Wars'-Like Discovery

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.15.2011 | Technology

NASA reported on Thursday the discovery of Kepler 16b, a planet with two suns that evokes images of Luke Skywalker's home planet, Tatooine, from the "...

Luke Skywalker's World

Seth Shostak | Posted 11.15.2011 | Technology
Seth Shostak

The Kepler 16 star system is nearly 200 times closer than Tatooine is reputed to be. But there's this difference: this planet is for real.